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Hey, Guys! Hope you had a cool weekend, I know we did. We spent it up at the cabin, and I’ll be sharing a few photos in the coming days. Anyways, if you didn’t notice it’s July 1st and it’s time to recap you on my June garden.

Lots of things have been happening over the last month in the garden. This year the garden is full sized, some plants are actually bigger that I anticipated them being and I may have to thin a out a few, or even move some around. I already lost a Delphinium because the Hostas were choking it out, and I’ on the verge of losing one of my phlox for the same reason. There has been so much rain that the Hostas are insanely large, I’m talking 3+ feet in diameter. I also have been a bad documenter and have missed taking pics of a few blooms, but I’m hoping to catch what I missed over the month of July.

Here’s how things are shaping up this month:


Yellow Day Lily


What is It?

Guys! What the heck is this? It’s the second year it’s appeared in my garden, this time with more vengeance then the last. It’s big, it’s leafs are reminiscent of Wild Geranium or possibly even Anemone but I don’t remember ever planting it. It’s tall, about 3 feet and has what I would describe as layers of leaves. Is it a giant weed or is it actually a real plant? Someone must know.





These are the petunias I grew from seed, they are large now and starting to hang over the sides of the planters. I would totally grow petunias from seed again, only next time I’d start them in February.


Painted Fern


Purple Lamium


Hosta Flower

Certain types of hostas can produce beautiful orchid like flowers – thick, waxy and full of soft detail.




Huchera Flower



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10 comments… add one
  • crystal July 1, 2014

    The mystery plant is Thimble Weed. Anemone Virginiana.

    • Scoops July 2, 2014

      Thank you! Do you think I should keep it, or will it get all weedy? I will do some more research.

  • Vanessa July 1, 2014

    Thanks Crystal, I didn’t know what that was either. It does look kind of weedy although the leaves are nice looking enough. Will you keep it Scoops?

    • Scoops July 2, 2014

      I dunno, I like the height of it, tall and narrow, but wish there were maybe a few more flowers.

  • Crystal July 2, 2014

    Well it is native to mn, if your into that kind of thing. It’s not as aggressive as other anemone species, so if you like it then keep it. Maybe plant another anemone species to go with it. I love Japanese anemone. It’s pink and super pretty. Anemone hupehensis. I killed mine last year because I did not mulch it, so make sure to do that. It actually flowers in fall which is kind of cool since most anemones flower in spring. Google it:) I’m planting it again next year.

  • serisouly…you take the most gorgeous photos ever! I love salvia and any purple bloom actually. I had no idea that hostas flower. So so pretty.

    • Scoops July 11, 2014

      Thanks, Shavonda! That is so sweet of you to say, I really try hard to take good photos, thanks for noticing :) I love Salvia too!

  • lexy July 4, 2014

    It has beautiful foliage, I’d keep it unless it spreads! I second Crystal on the Japanese anemone. I got some from my mom’s yard and it is truly beautiful.

  • Becky July 7, 2014

    I will third the Japanese anemone recommendation. The colour of the stamens is a perfect match to Black-eyed Susan yellow.

  • Scoops July 11, 2014

    Okay Bros! I will def check out this Japanese Anemone the next time I’m at the flower store. The Thimbleweed has blossomed now and it wasn’t that exciting, I still enjoy the height of the plant and the pretty leaves, but beyond that it is only ho-hum. Thanks for your awesome suggestions!

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